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Folklore: a very bass tall tale:

Art Thieme 07 Apr 09 - 06:19 PM
Leadfingers 07 Apr 09 - 07:05 PM
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Subject: Folklore: a very bass tall tale:
From: Art Thieme
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 06:19 PM

A couple was happily married for decades, and their friends were shocked when they decided to seek counseling. Divorce seemed a sure thing. It seems they had quit talking to each other long ago. All the kids had left home.   Their therapist was quite good at his job, but After 8 months, he was frustrated beyond belief! The couple had not said 2 words to each other in all that time!!!

One day he had a rather crazy idea that he thought it just might help.

He brought his upright bass to the therapy session and began to play.

In about five minutes, the couple was chattering away amicably. After an hour, they had decided to give their marriage another try! By the time they left for home, they were kissing passionately.

As the therapist was leaving, his secretary asked him, "Why do you figure your idea worked to get them communicating?"

He answered, "I've never seen anyone who wouldn't talk during a bass solo!!"

(I got this folk tale from Johnny Widdicomb---bass player for THE PIPER ROAD SPRING BAND from Central Wisconsin. Amazingly, to some--but not to others, these guys were one of Bill Monroe's favorite bands.)

Art Thieme

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Subject: RE: Folklore: a very bass tall tale:
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 07:05 PM

Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday were walking along the beach on the Island , when in the distance the heard DRUMS ! "Hey Man Friday!" said Crusoe "Is That something we should be concerned about?"
"Not at all" said Friday , and they carried on walking .

At THIS point , sing the next song

The Drums continued , and Crusoe again asked "Should we Investigate?"
"Nothing to worry about" said Friday

Sing NEXT Song

Finally , as they were walking , the Drums stopped . " Man!" Said Friday "NOW we are in trouble!"
"Why?" said Crusoe - "What Happens now?"

"Bass Solo !" said Friday

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